FAMILY PRESERVATION & ECONOMIC STABILIZATION (FPES):
With grants from the Town of Palm Beach United Way, Palm Beach County Department of Community Services, and United Way of Palm Beach County, the FPES Program provides case management to families with the goal of providing structured services that will lead to stability, self-sufficiency, and better outcomes for farm workers and their families. Other program services include the distribution of food and food vouchers, clothing, emergency assistance with rent and utilities, completing forms and applications, transportation to medical and social service appointments, and orientation of community resources, as well as translations and interpretations.
Funded by the Jim Moran Foundation and BankUnited, the Education Programs are designed to create a pathway for children of farm workers, their parents and educators to mitigate low education achievement levels, reduce the dropout rate and the educational gap that exists between farm-worker children and the rest of the student population. The Education Programs provide tutoring and homework assistance: children who qualify for the program will receive up to 5 hours a week of academic counseling. Statistics show that the high school dropout rate is much higher among Hispanics, and significantly higher among farm workers than in the general population. The program also provides ESOL, Literacy, Computer, and Financial Literacy workshops for adults.
COMMUNITY HEALTH ACCESS TEAMS (CHAT):
Funded by Florida Blue Foundation, Quantum Foundation, and United Way of Palm Beach County, CHAT provides information, referral and outreach activities to help underserved populations including language and cultural minorities with access to healthcare coverage and services. CHAT includes direct assistance with applications for healthcare coverage, health education workshops, transportation and translation/interpretation.
PEOPLE IN NEED (PIN):
Funded by the Kenan Charitable Trust and the Community Foundation of Palm Beach County, the PIN program’s goal is to help non-farmworker individuals and families that do not qualify for our other programs but have unmet needs. Our focus is to help people that are in need of services but for one reason or another fall through the cracks and have not been served by agencies in our county. Some of the services provided by this program includes: case management, emergency rental/utility assistance, distribution of food and clothing, transportation, etc.
Distribution of clothing & household items
Financial literacy workshops
School supplies distribution
Toys distribution during holidays
Discounted bus passes
Translation & interpretation
Emergency rental & utility assistance
For more information, please contact our office at (561) 533-7227 (Lake Worth) or (561) 992-0603 (Belle Glade).